Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SCAM I really hate SPAM!

A sad day when we feel we have to warn our friends of someone trying to do others harm.  
Unfortunately I received one of these emails this morning. I wanted to pass along so others would know THIS IS A SCAM! http://redsquarepools.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/attention-business-owners-and-blog-post-authors-scam-alert/ Even though my gut told me otherwise, I answered before researching. 
(DANG ME for not listening!!!)
Urgent Order
From:    ”Bob Wilson” <wbob505@yahoo.com>
Date:    Wed, November 2, 2011 4:54 am
To:    undisclosed-recipients:;
Priority:    Normal

Hello
This is Bob and I will like to order ( Garden Bench )Do get back to
me with the types and cost for the ones you do carry and let me know
if there is an extra cost when using visa or master Card.Kindly get
back to me with your name Are you the sales manager or the Owner?
Regards….
Bob Wilson
 This is the best post I found about this and wanted to share it with you:
 ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS and BLOG POST AUTHORS: Scam Alert
Posted: August 3, 2011 by Red Square Pools in Industry News
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I received an email request from the alleged “Bob Wilson” requesting information and pricing for a part/product mentioned in one of our recent Red Square Blog Posts.  After researching I found the exact same posts on other blogs in the same format as below.  Whomever designed the script searches BLOGS, captures a PRODUCT NAME and an EMAIL ADDRESS, then automatically sends email request for purchase of product.  THIS IS A SCAM / SPAM / BLAM!!!
I have found that SCAM / SPAM / BLAM email’s often have the same RED FLAGS:  poor punctuation, improper sentence structure, a sense of urgency, mention of credit card payment and NO Phone Number.
See below for copy of  SCAM email details…..
 
Urgent Order
From:    ”Bob Wilson” <wbob505@yahoo.com>
Date:    Wed, August 3, 2011 4:54 am
To:    undisclosed-recipients:;
Priority:    Normal
Hello
This is Bob and I will like to order ( diverter valve )Do get back to
me with the types and cost for the ones you do carry and let me know
if there is an extra cost when using visa or master Card.Kindly get
back to me with your name Are you the sales manager or the Owner?
Regards….
Bob Wilson


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This site Vintage-vans.com Also mentions this same guy (you have to scroll about 1/2 way down)

As well as many other sites... just Google his email address!!

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